Photo of Moon & Mushroom

grid reference TM 185 523

opened 1620 or earlier

owner Free House

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traditional bar & dinner

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(Times last updated 08/01/2018)

regular real ales

No regular beers but usually 4 from local breweries

guest beers

usually from Wolf, Woodfordes and Buffy

WiFi information

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Local licensing authority for Swilland is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Swilland Moon & Mushroom

previously known as: Half Moon

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

High Rd, IP6 9LR

01473 785320

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A comfortable and cosy single bar pub, nicely decorated throughout with local pictures, tiled floor and scrubbed tables. A wide range of beers on gravity is always available from the tap room and home-cooked food is is served both in the bar and an adjoining dining room. The menu offers all home cooked food including some game dishes. There's occasional live music (on Sundays) and special themed nights.

Outdoor seating is also available to the front and side of the pub, including a small heated area for smokers. There's also a rose garden.

There's a toilet for disabled customers.

The pub won best country / village pub two years running.

There's been an inn on this site since at least 1620, when it was a coaching inn.

At one time when the Ipswich and East Suffolk branch of Camra held a meeting here, the editor of What's Brewing misunderstood the details, so the magazine announced a meeting at the Swill and Half Moon.

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 3.5 miles away Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)